Oklahoma Pioneer Mittie Stephens Cobb enjoyed family, home and garden. Mittie's 1941 Journal shares weathered pioneer experiences and every day life in Arapaho, Oklahoma. Mittie and Rufus "Dad" lived west of Arapaho with daughter Mary and son Frank and owned the Cobb Store in Arapaho. Cecil and Lena Cobb, Fannie and Richard Bland lived nearby. George, Jack, Loys Cooper, Randall and Mildred Shankland moved out of state and stayed in touch by letters. Mittie turned 73 years in 1941 outliving three of her children, Rexie, Rollie and Harvey.

It was serendipity

to have Mittie's Journal to read and share in 2008. The calendar days of 1941 are the same as 2008. Richard received the Journal from his mother, Fannie, and gave the Journal to his cousin Betty in spring 2008. This great-granddaughter first had it in hand in July 2008. For a few weeks it was transcribed to email for family. Mittie's Journal blog began October 12, the anniversary of the day Mittie and Rufus landed at Gip, Oklahoma 1892 in open prairie. Check out that Journal entry. It is a blessing to share this Journal with others. To stay in the matching year the remaining Journal days appear in the Journal Archive as they are posted. Thanks for stopping by.

August 29, 1941, Friday

Pleasant weather for last of August. I did some work in my yard then Fanny and Richard come from Clinton Laundry. Frank took Richard home. Fanny went to Clinton with the girls and I in afternoon. They left me at Tucker's Nurseries while they did buying of Produce at Wholesale House. I bought a large Fern and he gave me an armload of lovely flowers.

Received a card invitation to be at Elk City, Okla. to honor Governor Phillips Sept. 3, 1941. Then Committee on Invitations gave us another bid to come. Men from Elk City were in town this morning calling on Old Time friends of Governor Phillips this was his School where he graduated from the 1st class of High School in 1908.

A letter come from Lela telling News of all her family and sister Nan's boys in the Draft. Scripture reading Isaiah 54, Psalm 15. Don and Lois Cobb have a new daughter born Aug. 18, 1941. Don is a private chauffeur for an Oil man and makes long trips to Texas fields.

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